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What's New 5-20-22

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Legacy

Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” and “Rock The Casbah” Combat Rock is being re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by band. The People’s Hall charts the period from what was their last single right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks. Also includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague.

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Better Noise

Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Dear Monsters continues this trajectory with the addition of The Acacia Strain’s Daniel Laskiewicz as lead vocalist.

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New Release Round-Up 05-20-22

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home - Anti
Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film' The Last Waltz,' performing "The Weight", with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert-available now for the first time on the rousing new ANTI- Records release 'Carry Me Home'-would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, 'Carry Me Home' showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages. Staples and the night's soulful crew of backup singers handle the vast majority of the vocal work here, but it's perhaps album closer "The Weight," which features Helm chiming in with lead vocals for the first time, that stands as the concert's most emotional moment."It never crossed my mind that it might be the last time we'd see each other," says Staples. "He was so full of life and so happy that week. He was the same old Levon I'd always known, just a beautiful spirit inside and out." "My dad built The Midnight Rambles to restore his spirit, his voice, and his livelihood," says Helm's daughter, Amy, who sang backup vocals with her father and Staples at their performance. "He'd risen back up from all that had laid him down, and to have Mavis come sing and sanctify that stage was the ultimate triumph for him."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK



Harry Styles - Harry’s House
Van Morrison - What's It Gonna Take?
Train - AM Gold
Jo Schornikow - Altar
Avi Kaplan - Floating On A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Levitation Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Simulation Splatter LP]
Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
Gavin Degraw - Face The River
The Police - Around The World: Restored & Expanded [Silver LP/DVD]
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition 2LP]
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Cave In - Heavy Pendulum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Gold LP]
Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
Spice - Viv
Steve Vai - Flex-Able: 36th Anniversary
Tourist - Inside Out
Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Deja Vu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fruit Punch LP]
Moby - Reprise: Remixes
Hanson - Red Green Blue
Jordana - Face The Wall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
John Doe - Fables In A Foreign Land [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black With Gold Swirl LP]
Craig Finn - A Legacy of Rentals
The Verlaines - Live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, May 1986

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UPCOMING RELEASES

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos - Mercury
Diamond Star Halos is the brand new album from Def Leppard, their first since their chart topping self-titled Def Leppard record in 2015. Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles “Kick” and “Fire It Up”, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”. The album title references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.

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Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 8 LP/7in Single]

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set.

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ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set

ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set - Capitol
The set, which includes the quartet's triumphant 2021 reunion set, Voyage, coincides with the opening of the unique concert experience ABBA Voyage at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. The 10LP edition is pressed on 180-gram, heavyweight vinyl and housed in a bespoke box. The 10LP Box Set brings the ABBA story right up to date with the inclusion of Voyage, the 2021 album that added a spectacular new chapter to their unrivalled story. It topped the charts in 18 countries around the world, winning numerous platinum and gold certifications and becoming the group's highest-ranking album in the US in ABBA's history, at No.2. Voyage topped the charts in the UK and across most of Europe, as well as in Australia. Despite only being released in November 2021, it became the No.1 album of the year in Germany, Sweden, and elsewhere, and No.3 in the UK.  The set also includes ABBA Tracks, with such non-album singles as "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," "Fernando," and other favorite B-sides. Also available 10CD Box Set.

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What's New 5-13-22

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Republic

Written and produced with producers Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley, Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine and feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.

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Sonic Records

On his ninth studio album, Matt Andersen has drawn from the best roots music has to offer over his decades-long career: down and dirty blues, heart-wrenching soul, life-affirming gospel, and introspective singer-songwriter balladry. These sounds, textures, and influences are laid bare on House to House.

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ATO

Amyl and the Sniffers’ unrelenting, jaw dropping live show has propelled them to must see status and prompted The Guardian to declare AATS “the single most exhilarating rock’n’roll show I’ve seen in years.” Comfort To Me is somehow both heavier and more awesome than their debut and fully captures the chaotic energy of their legendary live show. Available on Clear Smoke double vinyl.

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Verve

An eclectic collection of new originals and interpretations,12th of June highlights the dynamics of Lyle and his Large Band– and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability. From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners why Lyle is national musical treasure.

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Pure Noise

Phototroph is by far Moon Tooth’s most energetic and “poppy” release to date… in the best way possible. It sees the band double down on the more saccharine and bouncy elements of their upbeat and unrestrained brand of progressive metal while cutting some of the “technical fat” to create a moving, emotional, and at times danceable album.

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Hot Shot Records

This is Delbert's 27th studio album, and a bit of a return to his roots. While Delbert wrote just a handful of songs on the album, he puts his unmistakable footprint and charm on classics and deep cuts from some of his favorite songwriters such as Hank Williams and Jimmy Reed, pulling from across traditional blues, honky tonk, R&B, and more.

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New West

Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. At its essence, this is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.

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New Release Round-Up 05-13-22

The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie

The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie - Nonesuch
As they've done their entire career, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album, Dropout Boogie, in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.

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Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever

Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever - Republic
Florence + The Machine releases 5th studio album, Dance Fever. Written & produced through the haze of two lockdowns, in London & NY with producers Jack Antonoff & Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley. Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine & feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.

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Tank and The Bangas - Red Balloon

Tank and The Bangas - Red Balloon - Verve
Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon. Red Balloon was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to grow, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. This new work pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.

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The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo

The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo - Interscope
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of The Rolling Stones is available for the first time in-full. ‘Live At The El Mocambo’ marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977. It features the Stones’ full set from the March 5 show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Now available on 4LP black vinyl housed in a die cut slipcase with etching.

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49 Winchester - Fortune Favors The Bold

49 Winchester - Fortune Favors The Bold - New West Records
With its latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. Fortune Favors The Boldis not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, it’s a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, it’s also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what you’re made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Boldis about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.

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Mandy Moore - In Real Life

Mandy Moore - In Real Life - Verve Forecast
The latest album from the prolific singer-songwriter Mandy Moore offers a unique window into life’s next chapters. 

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Lyle Lovett - 12th of June

Lyle Lovett - 12th of June - Verve
Lyle Lovett returns with his first new album in over 10 years,“12th of June”, due out on Verve Records May 13th, 2022. The album is a fantastic and eclectic collection of new original songs and beloved interpretations that will please existing fans as well as invite new ones. Immaculately recorded, it highlights the dynamics of Lyle and his Large Band– and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability.  From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners why Lyle is national musical treasure.

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Mallrat - Butterfly Blue

Mallrat - Butterfly Blue - Nettwerk Records
Debut Album Solidifies Mallrat's Reputation as a Master of Clever, Timeless Pop. Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the music industry eagerly follows, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of it's titular creature - but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat - aka Grace Shaw - draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.



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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK



The Chainsmokers - So Far So Good
State Champs - Kings Of The New Age [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow & Oxblood Galaxy LP]
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony Is A Dead Scene EP: 20th Anniversary Edition [Tangerine with Black/White Splatter Vinyl]
Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
Rammstein - Zick Zack [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - minisode 2: Thursday's Child [HATE ver.]
Bear's Den - Blue Hours [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me: Expanded Edition [Clear Smoke 2LP]
Misery Index - Complete Control
Omar Apollo - Ivory
Moon Tooth - Phototroph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow & Blue Galaxy LP]
Obongjayar - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Various Artists - Forrest Gump – The Soundtrack [2LP]
Matt Dorrien - Blue Pastoral [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pastoral Blue LP]
Delbert McClinton - Outdated Emotion
Ben Kweller - Circuit Boredom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]

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What's New 5-6-22

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XL Recordings

Spell 31 is the French Afro-Cuban twin sisters’ boldest offering yet, an antidote to apathy in a divided world. Ethereal, crystalized signature Ibeyi harmonies are fused with gospel, persuasive percussion, momentous deeply resonant bass, and electronic neo soul expressions, transporting us into a sublime rawness that is refined by Richard Russell's precise hand and synthesized into astonishing clarity.

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Columbia

Written, recorded, and released during a critical historical juncture, Arcade Fire’s sixth studio album is divided into two distinct sides, “I” and “WE.” If the “I” side of the record evokes and embodies our holed-up anxiety and lack of physical connection, the “WE” side captures the excitement of new possibilities and the elevating thrill of committing to one another socially and personally.

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Better Noise

This eclectic collection of masterfully crafted covers includes epic re-imaginings of classics like "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions, "Take a Chance on Me" by Abba, and "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil; and features collaborations with artists like Portugal the Man, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Jewel, Beck, Taylor Hanson & more. Available on one-of-a kind, recycled colored vinyl, mystery colored cassette and CD.

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Chrysalis

Introduced to the world ten years ago, Sandé has become an icon of British singer-songwriting; emotional, honest, and prolific. Now, Sandé has freed herself from the expectations of others in order to make an album of expansive creativity. Something of an artistic rebirth, it draws on old familiarities and brave beginnings, uniting fans old and new in her endless drive to use music as a tool for inspirational lift.

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Matador

This is a classic Belle and Sebastian album preoccupied with songs and melodies that won't leave your head. It's a band tackling the insight, experience and responsibility that come with getting older with humor and irreverence and lyrical exactitude and musical bravado. It's one of the UK's most beloved pop portraitists asserting themselves as an infallible source of energy and fun.

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Sub Pop

Memories of unrequited love, fits of longing, instances of anxiety, and unfiltered snapshots interlock like puzzle pieces into a mosaic of well-worn country, '90s-style alternative, and unassuming pop. Waterhouse writes the kind of tunes meant to be grafted onto dusty old vinyl from your favorite vintage record store, yet perfect for a sun-soaked festival stage.

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UNFD

Filled with moments of relentless energy throwing back to their punk and hardcore roots to visionary moments of modern heavy, Misery Made Me fastens the group's status as torchbearers of the scene on all fronts. It's both intriguing and inspiring that a band - who could have merely rested on the impressive legacy they've already cemented - would continue to dig deep and find the inspiration to reach people in meaningful new ways.

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Astralwerks

Following on from her 2018 album, Awake (#1 ARIA Dance Album, #1 Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album), Alison Wonderland returns with her first record in four years, Loner. Featuring "Fuck U Love U," "Fear Of Dying," "New Day," and more, it’s a display of mystical, wobbly synths, gut wrenching bass and lyrics inspired by romantic loss.

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No Quarter Records

An instrumental masterpiece disguised as a movie soundtrack (Werner Herzog’s 2005 documentary Grizzly Man), this is Thompson at his natural best. Finger-picking dance; snake-curl twang and singing-wire harmonics in a solo clarity that runs from jig-like joy to deep-note meditation. The “Grizzly Man” blues march to the long night of “Treadwell No More,” a harrowing darkness in slicing treble and tremolo shiver.

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Dinner Time Records

With a laid-back, speak-singing delivery, “SingleWide Dreamer” immediately conveys Raitiere’s contentment in living a low-key life. And although every song on the album could be considered a love song in its own way, what really ties them together is his observant writing, which is sometimes reflective, sometimes irreverent, but always inspired by his own experiences. Co-produced by Anderson East and Miranda Lambert.

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New Release Round-Up 05-06-22

AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch

AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch - Glassnote
The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."

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Hermitude - Mirror Mountain

Hermitude - Mirror Mountain - Nettwerk Records
The multi-instrumentalist duo that comprises Hermitude - Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto) holed up together in Angus' home with a pared-back music setup, they began a process that was all about taking back control over how and why they make music as Hermitude. The duo recorded vocal sessions in-person to create a more intimate experience. You can hear it in the way the drums coil themselves around the closely recorded vocals of "When U Feel Like This (feat. The Jungle Giants)," or the confidence in "Promises (feat. Andie)" that allows her voice to soar into the upper octaves easily. This control over their process led to a loosening of their creative inhibitions. A year and a half later, Mirror Mountain was finished. The album acts as a reawakening, a place to draw strength as time goes by. "The production quality & mixing all around is super clean and polished, it's delectable to the ears." - Banger Sound



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Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - Sound Of Vinyl
Ukulele Songs comprises a fine mixture of original material penned by Eddie Vedder that he initially performed live, alongside vintage classics and standards. A recast, uke-driven version of "Can't Keep," which originally appeared as the opening track on Pearl Jam's hard-charging November 2002 album Riot Act, opens the proceedings, while newer-bred original songs like the resigned lament of "Sleeping By Myself," the charming love orbit of "Satellite," the hopeful brightness of "Light Today," and the instrumental interlude "Waving Palms" all set the table for the 35-minute album.



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Sheryl Crow - Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary

Sheryl Crow - Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary - A&M
The 2 CD companion piece to Sheryl Crow's forthcoming feature documentary, Sheryl, featuring 35 songs spanning 3 decades of music from the 9-time GRAMMY Award winner. 3 new songs are included with her hits "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do," "My Favorite Mistake," "Redemption Day," and many more! Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Arcade Fire - WE [Indie Exclusive limited Edition White LP]
Black Crowes - 1972
The Head And The Heart - Every Shade Of Blue
Sunflower Bean - Headful Of Sugar [Orange Crush LP]
Belle And Sebastian - A Bit Of Previous [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
The Who - My Generation: Half-Speed Master [LP]
The Who - A Quick One: Half-Speed Master [LP]
Awolnation - My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me
Halestorm - Back From The Dead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Let It Be Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
The Americans - Stand True
Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground Flood [Sky Blue Grape 2LP]
Simple Plan - Harder Than It Looks
Midland - The Last Resort: Greetings From
Stand Atlantic - F.E.A.R.
Three Days Grace - EXPLOSIONS
Emeli Sande - Let's Say For Instance
Neil Young - Royce Hall 1971
Neil Young - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971
Neil Young - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974 (Live At Bottom Line)
Pink Mountaintops - Peacock Pools [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Miloe - Greenhouse EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 10in LP]
Ibeyi - Spell 31
Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong
Warpaint - Radiate Like This [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Culture - Two Sevens Clash [RSD Essential Clear w/ Blue & Yellow Smoke LP]


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What's New 4-29-22

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Redwing

Just Like That..., the lifetime Achievement Grammy Award winner’s first new studio album in six years, is both one of the most heartfelt and most daring works in her storied 51-year recording career. Raitt’s always-expressive singing is more soulful and nuanced than ever, while her songwriting achieves new levels of craft and sophistication.

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MNRK

Bodysnatcher play a down tempo, extremely brutal beatdown version of deathcore. Their previous album, This Heavy Void, saw the band catapult into the extreme metal scene, garnering a number of successful tour runs with Chelsea Grin, Lorna Shore, Enterprise Earth, and Slaughter To Prevail. The new record showcases the band completely dialed in, knocking on the doors of deathcore's contemporary subgenre leaders.

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Prosthetic Records

If Undeath sound hyper-focused on one style, their commitment to this vision is also part of their appeal. The lyrics take delight in exploring death and torture from every angle. The message is plain: The human body is disgusting. Man's capacity for evil knows no limits. Undeath excel by soundtracking these thoughts through pitch-perfect metal bursting with energy. For them, death is only the beginning.

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Son of Davy

Jukebox Charley is the 4th installment in Charley Crockett's Lil G.L. Presents series of releases, which focus on heartfelt renditions of songs from some of Charley's biggest musical influences. This newest cover record is packed with songs originally written by greats such as Tom T. Hall, Willie Nelson, Johnny Paycheck, George Jones and more.

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Partisan

Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish language into English as 'the damnation of the deer'; the spelling crassly anglicized, and its meaning diluted through generations. Part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph - the songs ultimately form a long-distance love letter, one that laments an increasingly privatized culture in danger of going the way of the extinct Irish giant deer.

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Motown

Staples follows up his intimate self-titled album with Ramona. “There’s a direct correlation,” Staples says of the two records. “They were kind of created at the same time. I was in a similar state of mind. This album will make even more sense if you heard the previous one, but this one has more answers. It’s symbolic of home,” he says of the Long Beach neighborhood for which the album is named.

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New West

“The last bastion of country music,” says Hedley, “was the early 1990s. You could turn on the radio and immediately know you’re hearing a country song. You could still hear steel guitar and fiddle. But there was a hard fork around 1996 or ’97, when country veered off into pop territory. Neon Blue asks, What if that fork had never happened? What if country kept on sounding like country?”

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Fat Possum

Everything Was Beautiful pulls heavily from throughout the Spiritualized catalog, whether it be the Ladies and Gentlemen-era “Best Thing You Ever Had”, the soft, sentimentality of Pierce’s mid-career work on “Crazy” or the lush balance of And Nothing. All those influences, and their tonal similarities to his last album, never distract or take away from the conceptual success of Everything Was Beautiful.

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Legacy

Willie is back with his 72ND solo studio album. The 14 tracks include 5 new Willie Nelson/Buddy Cannon compositions, new songs from Chris Stapleton & Rodney Crowell (“I’ll Love You Till The End Of Time”) and a cadre of top Nashville songwriters, plus a couple of plum covers by Leonard Cohen (“Tower Of Song”) and The Beatles (“With A Little Help From My Friends”) given expert interpretation by Willie.

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Astralwerks

As their boldest and most viscerally charged output to date, The Silence in Between amplifies the unbridled energy that’s made Bob Moses a repeat winner of Resident Advisor’s Best Live Act prize. It encompasses a glorious collision of moody guitar tones, mercurial textures, and wildly propulsive beats as Moses channels the dizzying euphoria of new romance.

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PIAS

Two Ribbons is astonishing: a dazzling, heart-breaking, life-affirming and mortality-facing record that reveals the duo’s growing artistry and ability to parse intense feeling into lyrics so memorable you'd scribble them on your backpack. This is the artefact that signals progression out of very distressing times; a story of loss, change, and of survival; a proof of life.

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Third Man

Lady For Sale showcases Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and unabashedly feminine background vocals. It’s decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years.

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Ipecac

Following in the footsteps of their predecessors Public Enemy while drawing from influences as varied as My Bloody Valentine and German experimentalists Faust, Dälek have succeeded in adding completely new textural and structural dimensions to rap music. Their brutal sonic temperament pushes rap music’s capacity for noise and protest to some exhilarating conclusions.

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Sofi Tukker LLC

Wet Tennis is about forward movement, optimism and positive growth, no matter what the challenge. It’s a dedication to constantly evolving and celebrating aliveness. Wetness is excitement, mother nature, movement, flow, sweat, and juice. It's athletic and elegant. It's loud and bright. All these qualities will be on full display when Sofi Tukker comes to town, both on stage and in the audience.

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New West

This is an interstellar synthesis of astral Soul, R&B, and sci-fi Funk, oscillating between Alice Coltrane-inspired bliss & Giorgio Moroder’s ecstatic release. Each song hovers and pulsates in the wide, dark matter—constellations guiding a journey through the subtle body, the vast fullness of the human experience and the irresistible potential of liberation.

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BMG

Alpha Games (the band’s first new album in seven years) veers from the intense & confrontational (“Traps”, “Day Drinker”) to melodic and introspective (“If We Get Caught”, “By Any Means Necessary”) and marks a new and important chapter in one of music’s most important voices in Kele Okereke and important bands in Bloc Party.

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Virgin

Rammstein in 2022 can still singe your face with the full force of their attack, but on Zeit they prove more than ever that they aren’t afraid to peel away their layers, lay bare their fears and show you their scars. Available as 2 LP set on 180-gram vinyl in gatefold jacket with gold embossed logo sleeve. Large format 20-page booklet included.

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Moribund Records

Satan's Host require no introduction, an American metal institution and one of the original pioneers of both thrash and power metal. Unique unto themselves, they once more present a genre-encompassing sound and album which unites the best elements of true heavy metal with thrash, black, death and power metal into a cauldron of epic true metal classics, This Legacy Will Never Die!

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Moribund Records

Swiftly following 2021's break-through death metal album Fiendish, Carnal Savagery returns. Once more delivering a sarcophagus-sized slab of putrid old school death metal, Scent of Death is ripe with catchy melodic rhythms, memorable choruses, pounding drums, brutal vocals, and searing solos. This Scent will continue to permeate the air and the metal scene long after the corpses it leaves behind have decayed!

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MNRK

Misfire makes old-school flavored thrash metal devastation with the kind of bombastic firepower that could wake the dead. It's music that could have arrived in the thrash golden age of 1986, when bands like Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Dark Angel, and Sodom delivered vital records. And yet Misfire is forward-thinking, injecting modern metal mastery into their brew for a powerful, timeless sound.

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New Release Round-Up 04-29-22

Seratones - Love & Algorhythms

Seratones - Love & Algorhythms - New West Records
Love & Algorhythms is an interstellar synthesis of astral Soul, R&B, and sci-fi Funk. Working with producer Paul Butler (The Bees, Micheal Kiwanuka, Caroline Rose, Hurray for the Riff Raff), Seratones have taken the invitation to knock at the door of the cosmos. A.J. Haynes’s voice dances with soul-stirring devotion at the altar of Black Feminisms: weaving the words Toni Cade Bambara, Octavia Butler’s Xenogenesis multiverse, echoes of bell hooks, and Audre Lorde’s Power of the Erotic. With drummer Jesse Gabriel’s machine-like precision and the transcendental touches from guitarist Travis Stewart, the album oscillates between Alice Coltrane-inspired bliss & Giorgio Moroder’s ecstatic release. Each song hovers and pulsates in the wide, dark matter—constellations guiding a journey through the subtle body, the vast fullness of the human experience and the irresistible potential of liberation.

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Bob Moses - The Silence In Between

Bob Moses - The Silence In Between - Astralwerks
Grammy Award-winning duo Bob Moses release their highly anticipated third album, The Silence In Between. The Silence in Between marks the Los Angeles-based band’s first release since signing to Astralwerks in a unique global partnership with Domino Recording Co. Love Brand New is one of the most anthemic moments on The Silence in Between, “Love Brand New” finds Vancouver-bred musicians / producers Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance tapping into their deep-rooted love for ’90s alt-rock and left-of-center dance music. Written with Michel Zitron and John Martin (a Swedish production duo known for their work with the likes of Avicii and Swedish House Mafia), the track encompasses a glorious collision of moody guitar tones, mercurial textures, and wildly propulsive beats as Bob Moses channel the dizzying euphoria of new romance.  As their boldest and most viscerally charged output to date, The Silence in Betweenamplifies the unbridled energy that’s made Bob Moses a repeat winner of Resident Advisor’s Best Live Act prize.



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Lola Kirke - Lady For Sale

Lola Kirke - Lady For Sale - Third Man Records
Released next week, the 10-song sophomore full-length album showcases Lola Kirke’s unselfconscious, country-twinged vocals alongside a brightly colored candy shop of glam-twang guitar riffs, department store tv commercial synth stylings, and swooping, lilting, unabashedly feminine background vocals. Lady For Sale channels a high-spirited insouciance that feels invigorating and familiar, decidedly more easy-going and fun-loving than what we’ve come to expect from its genre (and the world in general) in recent years. This is a party you’ll want to attend.

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Trombone Shorty - Lifted

Trombone Shorty - Lifted - Blue Note
Trombone Shorty returns with Lifted, his first album in 5 years and the follow-up to his Blue Note debut Parking Lot Symphony, featuring special guests including vocalist Lauren Daigle & guitarist Gary Clark Jr. An album that captures the energy of his legendary live shows, Lifted combines classic New Orleans sounds (funk, gospel, street rhythms, Mardi Gras Indian chants & second lines) with modern lyrics, melody & beats to create something fresh & unique. Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics & improvisation in a jazz tradition.

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Norah Jones - Come Away With Me: 20th Anniversary

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me: 20th Anniversary - Blue Note
Norah Jones’ seminal debut album, Come Away With Me, became a global phenomenon reaching #1 in 20 countries, selling nearly 30 million copies, and sweeping the 2003 GRAMMY Awards with 8 wins including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. The remastered 20th Anniversary Edition captures the emergence of a singular talent on this now-classic album.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Bloc Party - Alpha Games [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Toro Y Moi - Mahal
Willie Nelson - A Beautiful Time
Weezer - SZNZ: Spring EP
Caroline Spence - True North
The Weeknd - Dawn FM [2LP]
Sondre Lerche - Avatars Of Love
MOMO. - I Was Told To Be Quiet
Kehlani - Blue Water Road
Suicidal Tendencies - How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Miranda Lambert - Palomino
Rodrigo Y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Area 52
Moon Duo - Circles
Tomberlin - i don’t know who needs to hear this... [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sunstruck Edition LP]
Alfa Mist - Two For Mistake EP [10in Vinyl]
Rammstein - Zeit
Neil Young - Official Release Series Discs 13, 14, 20 & 21 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 4LP]
Migos - Culture III [2LP]
Dälek (Dalek) - Precipice
Melody's Echo Chamber - Emotional Eternal [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - Down Every Road


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What's New 4-22-22

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ATO

Paint This Town offers a riveting glimpse into American mythology and the wildly colorful characters who populate it. The album pays homage to everyone from Elvis Presley to Eudora Welty while shedding a bright light on the darker aspects of the country’s legacy. Fueled by the band’s freewheeling collision of Americana, old-time music, folk, and rock & roll, Paint This Town turns razor-sharp commentary into rapturous sing-alongs.

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Verve

On his major label debut album, the ravenously creative Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions — and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative record propelled by his laid-back charm and curious spirit. Produced by Kurt Vile and Rob Schnapf.

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Quarto Valley Records

This tribute album is a powerful sonic journey, traveling the course of Johnny's musical life, impeccably directed, as only his brother Edgar could. Joining Edgar on the inclusive project is an impressive array of renowned musicians who knew, or were inspired by Johnny, including Joe Bonamassa, Billy Gibbons, Michael McDonald, Ringo Starr and many more.

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Pepper Hill Records

One listen through reveals where Wheeler’s unrivaled confidence comes from. Once again produced by Dave Cobb (except the song “God Told Me To Fuck You,”) and recorded at historic RCA Studio A, the album is a loud, unapologetic roar of a comeback. Wheeler explains, “I figured if I’m gonna save country music, why not save Rock ‘n’ Roll too while I’m at it?”

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Pure Noise

Prince Daddy & The Hyena’s third album dives into the theme of life coming to an end, both vocalist Kory Gregory's own life and fear of his friends and loved ones aging and dying. Gregory expands on why by saying, "It’s the first time that it’s hit me as an adult, the first time that the impermanence of everything struck, and that sent me into a little existential spiral.”

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Blue Note

Acclaimed vibraphonist and composer Joel Ross returns with his third Blue Note album, an expansive suite comprised of seven evocative movements. Ross is joined by Immanuel Wilkins on alto saxophone, Maria Grand on tenor saxophone, Marquis Hill on trumpet, Kalia Vandever on trombone, Sean Mason on piano, Rick Rosato on bass, and Craig Weinrib on drums.

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New Release Round-Up 04-22-22

Dorothy - Gifts From The Holy Ghost

Dorothy - Gifts From The Holy Ghost - Roc Nation
Gifts From The Holy Ghost, Dorothy Martin’s third studio album as frontwoman for the pseudonymous rock band Dorothy, is the album she’s always wanted to make. Born from a sense of diving urgency, it’s their most bombastic rock n’ roll work yet. While their debut album was made on a combination of whiskey and heartbreak, Gifts was built on sobriety, health, and spiritualism, in a way that reverses the clichéd “good girl gone bad” narrative. It features the Top 40 Rock track, “Rest in Peace.”

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Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue

Joshua Hedley - Neon Blue - New West Records
Joshua Hedley is “a singing professor of country & western,” he declares on his raucous and witty new album, Neon Blue. It might sound like a punchline, but it’s not. An ace fiddle player, a sharp guitarist, and a singer with a granite twang, he’s devoted his entire life to the study of this genre. Ask him about it and he’ll explain: “When all my friends went off to college, I went to Nashville. I was 19 years old playing honkytonks and getting an education.” His 2018 debut, Mr. Jukebox, showcased his deep knowledge of country’s history, in particular the beery ballads of the 1950s and ‘60s. His mentors were George Jones, Ray Price, and Glen Campbell, but his most remarkable accomplishment was putting his own spin on their style.

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Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder - Get On Board - Nonesuch Records
Nearly sixty years after they first played together, Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, longtime friends and collaborators, reunite with an album of music from two Piedmont blues masters who have inspired them all their lives: GET ON BOARD: THE SONGS OF SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE.  With Taj Mahal on vocals, harmonica, guitar, and piano and Cooder on vocals, guitar, mandolin, and banjo-joined by Joachim Cooder on drums and bass-the duo recorded eleven songs drawn from recordings and live performances by Terry and McGhee, who they both first heard as teenagers in California.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia [Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP]  Video Available

Old Crow Medicine Show - Paint This Town [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP, 3 Random Covers]
Bonnie Raitt - Just Like That... [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Teal LP]
Christian Lee Hutson - Quitters [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Purple 2LP]
Jason Aldean - Georgia
Vince Staples - RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART
S. Carey - Break Me Open
Brian May - Another World: Remastered [Limited Edition Collector's Box Set]
Aldo Nova - Reloaded
SEEYOUSPACECOWBOY - The Romance Of Affliction [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer with Bone & Orange Twist LP]
Magnolia Park - Halloween Mixtape
Hatchie - Giving The World Away
Undeath - It's Time...To Rise From The Grave [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet w/ Red & Yellow Splatter LP]
Bowling For Soup - Pop Drunk Snot Bread
Loop - Sonancy
Jeanines - Don't Wait For A Sign
The White Buffalo - On The Widow's Walk: Deluxe
Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Bright Light Bright Light - How Queer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Charley Crockett - Lil G.L. Presents: Jukebox Charley
Jazz Sabbath - Vol. 2


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RECORD STORE DAY- SAT APRIL 23!

It's almost time!  We will open at 9am on Sat April 23rd.  Stay tuned for our Facebook posts for a look at the titles we'll have available.  Free concert tickets, posters, & other freebies just for RSD! Please remember- it's first come first served, one copy per title, 5 titles per person. Join us!

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New Release Round-Up 04-15-22

Kurt Vile - (Watch My Moves)

Kurt Vile - (Watch My Moves) - Verve
On his first album in partnership with Verve Records, Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions — and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative record propelled by laid-back charm and curious spirit.

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Rush - Moving Pictures: 40th Anniversary

Rush - Moving Pictures: 40th Anniversary - Island
Moving Pictures: 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition - Celebrating 40 years of Moving Pictures with a Super Deluxe box set fully loaded for fans! Includes a 3 CD set featuring the 2015 album remaster and the complete, unreleased Toronto concert from March 25, 1981. All audio is also showcased on 5 LPs cut at half-speed DMM on 180-gram vinyl. Blu-ray Audio disc presents a first-ever Dolby Atmos and new 5.1 surround album mix including the brand-new video for "YYZ" + 3 music videos. Extras include a book, model car, drumsticks, posters, and more!


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George Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Original George Thorogood

George Thorogood & The Destroyers - The Original George Thorogood - UMe
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On." 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


High Pulp - Pursuit Of Ends
Dr. Dog - Be The Void: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Red & Clear Galaxy LP]
Wheeler Walker Jr. - Sex, Drugs & Country Music
The Police - Greatest Hits: Deluxe 30th Anniversary [2LP]
The Boxmasters - Help...I'm Alive
able machines - Pathological [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: 10th Anniversary [Deluxe Pink/White Swirl 3LP]
Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Etc. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Doublemint & White Galaxy 2LP]
Pimps Of Joytime - Reachin' Up
Prince Daddy & The Hyena - Prince Daddy & The Hyena
Gracie Abrams - This Is What It Feels Like
Freddie Gibbs - Singles
Edgar Winter - Brother Johnny
Alec Benjamin - (Un)Commentary
Cancer Bats - Psychic Jailbreak
Nazareth - Surviving The Law


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What's New 4-8-22

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Third Man

Fear Of The Dawn is the most focused and exciting White solo record yet, a precision-tooled digital reconfiguration of his rock bona fides. By splitting his 2022 albums into two distinct projects and saving his quieter material for Entering Heaven Alive, White has delivered his best release since 2012's Blunderbuss, and one of the most consistently exciting albums in his 25-year-career.Y

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Jamestown Revival Recordings

Young Man is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. Sonically the album draws on inspirations such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, yet there’s also a dusty Western feel, similar to a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt album where the detailed backdrop and acoustic arrangements convey the story as eloquently as the lyrics do.

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Sub Pop

Lushly orchestrated and sweetly melodic, Chloë and The Next 20th Century (his first new material since 2018’s God’s Favorite Customer) sees Father John Misty combine his Honeybear-era sound with elements of 1920s-30s jazz and traditional pop to make something that sounds both familiar and fresh.

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Moribund Records

The mysterious occult black/death metal power-trio has released 3 prior critically acclaimed albums on Moribund Records. And now, rising once more from the ethereal fog, Pact returns with their highly anticipated fourth album and the bands unquestionable masterwork God Only Knows – 2022’s first metal masterpiece!

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Crows Feet Records

Hailed as 'the new master of the slide guitar' by the Montreux Jazz Festival and 'the real thang' by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent returns with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar playing, his poignant folk and blues-inspired vocals, and his range of beautiful folk ballads to raw blues to straight-up rock 'n' roll.

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Domino

After releasing two of the hottest singles of the year, Wet Leg's Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers were catapulted from their confines on the Isle of Wight to sold out venues across the UK and packed-out tents at festivals causing giddy excitement wherever they went. Now, the duo is thrilled to unveil news of their debut album.

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Interscope

Tucker Pillsbury continues to explore his pop sensibilities while playing with themes of love, healing, and religion - and ultimately, the power of a woman. One moment, he's crooning about his crush's earrings over crunchy chords. The next, he's spitting bars about staying home. Either way, the intimacy of his songwriting beckons connection.

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Ivy Music Company

A singer and guitarist who has played with many of the greatest players of the modern era, Albert Cummings has received the kind of recognition that few others do. Ten is a compelling and emotional summation of what the artist has seen and done. Blues is not a style of music that easily progresses, but this is exactly what Cummings is able to.

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New Release Round-Up 04-08-22

Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn

Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn - Third Man Records
Fear Of The Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records. Pressed on limited astronomical blue vinyl, only available at independent record stores

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Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear

Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear - UMe
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Lucius - Second Nature Video Available
Daniel Rossen - You Belong There Video Available

Wet Leg - Wet Leg [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Yellow LP]
Camila Cabello - Familia
Father John Misty - Chloe and the Next 20th Century
Orville Peck - Bronco
Tool - Fear Inoculum [Limited Edition Deluxe 5LP]
Calexico - El Mirador
Papa Roach - Ego Trip
Grizfolk - Grizfolk
Joe Satriani - The Elephants of Mars
Jack Broadbent - Ride
Role Model - Rx
Of Monsters And Men - My Head Is An Animal: 10th Anniversary Edition
Kae Tempest - The Line Is A Curve [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange LP]
Foxes - The Kick
Cole Swindell - Stereotype
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Made In Timeland


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Now Hear This! - April 2022

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What's New 4-1-22

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Warner

Red Hot Chili Peppers have clearly been galvanized by guitarist John Frusciante's return from self-imposed exile in 2009 and the results are some of RHCP's strongest songs since 2002's By The Way. The sprawling 17 tracks are an impressive consolidation of their strengths an eager to relighting of the band’s classic elemental spark.

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New West

Set Sail continues the band’s tradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety. With their latest record, NMA are able to build upon their self-described sound of Primitive Modernism - a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.

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PIAS

In the world of Tilt, nothing is certain except taxes, death and Confidence Man. They are unstoppable, unquenchable, undeniable, and if you get in their way, you're gonna get hurt. Not even a global pandemic could stop Janet, Sugar, Reggie and Clarence from producing an album so fierce, flirty and full of anthems that you might need to sit down before you hit play.

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Atomic Fire

Full of surprises and yet instantly recognizable as the work of metal's most idiosyncratic force, Immutable redefines and redesigns the Meshuggah sound across more than an hour of the most stimulating and absorbing music the band have ever made. As we spiral towards a dystopian future, Meshuggah still stands alone.

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Mascot

The Danish-Swedish quartet Vola are back with their first live album featuring songs from their entire catalog. Live From The Pool showcases a band hitting their stride as they masterfully blend futuristic progressive rock with electronica and modern metal, topped off with clear, beautiful vocal lines.

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Velvet Rose Records

A complete 180 from 2019’s revealing and cathartic Room 41, Country Coming Down finds Cauthen renewed with a heathy, confident and downright fun headspace. The 10 new songs feature honest and brash themes that go from excess and hedonism to love and devotion, all rolled up in one album.

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Blue Note

Pianist and composer Gerald Clayton explores the impact and abstraction of time on his ravishing second Blue Note album. Bells On Sand (featuring his father on sax) includes new original pieces by Catalan composer Federico Mompou, his uncle Jeff Clayton, and 2 stunning solo piano versions of the standard "My Ideal."

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New Release Round-Up 04-01-22

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love - Warner Records
Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt.  We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album Unlimited Love, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggestwave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is theride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it. One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California, "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1.



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North Mississippi Allstars - Set Sail

North Mississippi Allstars - Set Sail - New West Records
Luther and Cody Dickinson started North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with Jesse Williams on bass and Lamar Williams, Jr. for the first time. Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstars’s thirteenth album, follows 2019’s Up and Rolling, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2021. Set Sail continues the band’s tradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety. With their latest record, NMA are able to build upon their self-described sound of Primitive Modernism - a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.

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Paul Cauthen - Country Coming Down

Paul Cauthen - Country Coming Down - Velvet Rose Records
Want to get a bead on Paul Cauthen? Good freakin' luck -- especially on his third album, Country Coming Down. COUNTRY COMING DOWN has been in motion awhile, actually. The title track, one of several co-writes with good Nashville pal Aaron Raitiere, has been around since before Cauthen's dark sophomore album ROOM 41. Its sense of campfire calm and "damn near off the map" idyll set a bar, for both music and lifestyle, that Cauthen aspired to, while the rest of the new album, recorded at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas with regular collaborators Beau Bedford (Texas Gentlemen) and Jason Burt (Medicine Man Revival), shows that Cauthen was able to get there without losing any of the playful "hot dog holly golly dagnabit" good-time spirit that rolls off his tongue like a tumbleweed in the west Texas panhandle.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Marvin Gaye - What's Going On: 50th Anniversary Video Available

Pup - The Unraveling Of PUPTHEBAND [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Coral & Black Smush LP]

Thomas Rhett - Where We Started
Molly Tuttle - Crooked Tree
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2 LP]
Animals As Leaders - Parrhesia
Tempers - New Meaning
King Garbage - Heavy Metal Greasy Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls [RSD Essential Black & White Explosion LP]
Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents... [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
Edwin Starr - War & Peace [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle [RSD Essential Smoke LP]
Daryl Hall - Before After
Meshuggah - Immutable
The Hellacopters - Eyes Of Oblivion [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Testament - The Formation of Damnation [Limited Edition White w/ Blue & Green Splatter 2LP]
Com Truise - Galactic Melt: 10th Anniversary Edition [Black & Orange 2LP]
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys - Innocent Country 2: Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fuego LP]
Devon Kay & The Solutions - Grieving Expectation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Clear half white w/ Silver Splatter LP]
Port Noir - Cuts [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Lights - PEP

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What's New 3-25-22

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4AD

Warm Chris blends the breezier '70s folk of 2019's Designer with the jazz explorations and the dark chamber pop of 2017's Party. As usual, the idiosyncrasy and mystique of the Kiwi folk star's songwriting is thrilling with Harding unafraid to treat the ridiculous and the sublime with equal reverence. It’s this unpredictability that keeps the listener constantly on their toes, perplexed and enthralled all at once.

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Merge

Labyrinthitis brims with mystic and intoxicating terrain, circuitously drawing ever inward, with each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica, and thumping emotionality at equal odds. While Bejar initially envisioned it as a straight dance record (“just like Donna Summer’s greatest hits”), that simple notion is exploded into a million shining pieces, finding joy in mutual discovery instead of isolated certainty.

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Merge

Like all good Afrofuturist stories, it begins with an existential crisis. "It's darker than anything we've done previously," says Eno Williams, the group's singer. Produced by British synthpop group Hot Chip, a collaboration born out of a shared love of Francis Bebey and Giorgio Moroder, Electricity reveals a gleaming, supercharged, Afrofuturist blinder.

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Better Noise

Asking Alexandria teams up for the first time with Better Noise Music for their seventh studio album, See What's On the Inside. The band returns with a revival and a rebirth after spending the winter of 2021 living in the studio, the first time they had spent an extended period alone together writing and recording in over a decade. The product is the truest album by the band yet.

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Atlantic

Tell Me That It’s Over gives Wallows the opportunity to dive further into the exploration that they started on their first album, informed by everything from lo-fi post-punk to indie-folk to early-’90s dance-pop psychedelia. These 10 tracks bounce of the walls with an as much sadistic glee as nervous energy. There’s an innate ability present that makes any day that much sunnier with every listen.

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Sub Pop

After a decade building a reputation as one of the most ferociously creative art-rock groups working, Famously Alive finds Guerilla Toss coming into the fullness of their power, celebrating their prismatic idiosyncrasies from a place of optimism and abundance. It is a joyous album, equal parts bizarre, accessible, and fun, built off psychedelic texturing and Krautrock syncopation with the gloss and glow of contemporary pop music.

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Relapse

In the five tracks that make up Absent In Body‘s debut record, the band delivers music that is furiously spiritual. Its harshness is balanced by tranquil progressions that stir the mind – that lull listeners into a state where there is calm and storm. Made up of brilliant musicians Amenra’s Mathieu J. Vandekerckhove and Colin H. Van Eeckhout, Neurosis’ Scott Kelly, and ex-Sepultura’s Igor Cavelera.

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Lock13 Records

Like the creeks that run and tributaries that trickle throughout singer-songwriter Ian Noe’s homelands in Eastern Kentucky, water flows throughout his new LP. Thoughtfully and intentionally named, River Fools & Mountain Saints highlights Noe’s storytelling prowess through 12 country rockers and Appalachian ballads, depicting contemporary and historical life in the region.

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Fallen Sparks

Like only the most gifted storytellers, Matisyahu spins the rare kind of stories that simultaneously enlighten, enthrall and expand the audience’s sense of possibility. On his eponymous new album, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/rapper shares his most autobiographical work to date, merging that personal revelation with a shapeshifting collision of reggae and hip-hop and boldly inventive pop.

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Like their sci-fi-noir rock contemporaries Garbage, Placebo are a band to which music is finally catching up. Nine years on from their seventh album Loud Like Love, Never Let Me Go finds their brooding cyber rock gently tweaked and polished – a little more synth, a touch more buzz and clatter – yet sounding as timely and relevant to future rock trends as ever.

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Kelly’s ability to churn out infectious bangers is present here in his second collaborative project with drummer/producer Travis Barker. “emo girl” is a bucketload of charm; serving as a playful twist on the classic, doe-eyed poppy love song – the lyrics are so ridiculously self-aware that you can’t help but love it. And the Bring Me The Horizon feature ‘maybe’ is also a total delight, with Linkin Park-y guitars and a slick, irresistible flow.

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Red House

Steve Poltz is a living example of the American music tradition, a songwriter who can bend your ear with a hooky melody, then break your heart with a wry observation about the human condition. Now in Nashville, Poltz enlisted members of The Wood Brothers for Stardust and Satellites - an album dealing with loss (he's lost both parent's in the past two years), simple joys and childhood memories.

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Compass Records

Possessing one of the most distinctive and recognizable voices on the planet, former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay faces down struggle, loss and the existential questions about mortality on Now and The Evermore. It’s a defiantly joyful celebration of life and love drawing on vintage pop charm, pub rock muscle, and folk sincerity to forge a sound that's at once playful and profound, clever and compassionate, whimsical and earnest.

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Interscope

Fighting Demons, the fourth studio album and second posthumous album from Juice WRLD, is now available on vinyl, CD, and cassette with features from Justin Bieber, Polo G, Trippie Redd, Suga of BTS and more. It serves as a tie-in for an HBO-produced documentary titled Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss.

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Century Media

Approaching nearly 30 years since the beginning of their journey as one of Swedish Black Metal's most genuine and unvarnished exemplars, Dark Funeral continue to reach for new heights to bring audiences into its otherworldly & unholy visions on the band's seventh full-length. The new record sees the Satanic vanguards deliver their most aggressive and expansive songs to date.

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New Release Round-Up 03-25-22

Michael Buble - Higher

Michael Buble - Higher - Reprise
Michael Buble’s 2022 album Higher catapults the star’s enormous talent into the stratosphere as he continues his ongoing journey reinventing and interpreting the music of America’s most beloved standards amongst others. Fitting perfectly throughout these gems are a handful of Buble’ originals that further cement his gift for writing and performing great pop tunes and luscious ballads. An irresistible and uplifting collection from the ultimate romantic once again reminds us that the thrill of exploring the subject of love and romance continues inspiring this artist and the world. The definitive Buble’ masterpiece for sure.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Placebo - Never Let Me Go [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Red LP]
Machine Gun Kelly - Mainstream Sellout [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tour Edition CD]
Reba McEntire - My Chains Are Gone
Ian Noe - River Fools & Mountain Saints
Destroyer - Labyrinthitis [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Green/Bone LP]
Aldous Harding - Warm Chris
Wallows - Tell Me That It’s Over
Barrie - Barbara [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Metallic Blue LP]
Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems
Kevin Devine - Nothing's Real, So Nothing's Wrong [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cloudy Clear LP]
Bon Iver - Bon Iver: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition White 2LP]
Maren Morris - Humble Quest
The Bogie Band featuring Joe Russo - The Prophets In The City [LP]
Ibibio Sound Machine - Electricity [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Keshi - GABRIEL [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]
VR SEX - Rough Dimension
Ornette Coleman - Genesis Of Genius: The Contemporary Albums [CD Box Set]
Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist At Abbey Road
Nigo - I Know Nigo
Camp Cope - Running With The Hurricane
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain: 2022 Edition
P.E. - The Leather Lemon [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Absent In Body - Plague God [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blood Red with Cyan Blue Splatter LP]
Matisyahu - Matisyahu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter 2LP]
Rise Against - Dark Nights: Death Metal #1 Soundtrack Special Edition - Rise Against with Flexi Single 'Broken Dreams, Inc'
Grey Daze - Dark Nights: Death Metal #2 Soundtrack Special Edition - Grey Daze with Flexi Single 'Anything, Anything'
Denzel Curry - Dark Nights: Death Metal # 3 Soundtrack Special Edition - Denzel Curry with Flexi Single 'Bad Luck'
Manchester Orchestra - Dark Nights: Death Metal #4 Soundtrack Special Edition - Manchester Orchestra with Flexi Single 'Never Ending'
Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Nightclub Daydreaming
Kraftwerk - Remixes

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What's New 3-18-22

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Hyperdub

Antidawn reduces Burial's music to just the vapours by exploring an interzone between dislocated, patchwork songwriting and eerie, open-world game-space ambience. In the resulting no man's land, lyrics take precedence over song, lonely phrases color the haze, a stark and fragmented structure makes time slow down. The result is both comforting and disturbing, producing a quiet and uncanny glow against the cold.

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New West

The release of their critically acclaimed 2020 album, Nothing As The Ideal, would’ve traditionally been followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. But those plans (and the world) were brought to a halt. This did not stop All Them Witches from assembling to broadcast a live set for their fans. That 16-song set, roundly received as an amazing performance, is now available on 6 variations of color vinyl across 3 LPs.

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City Slang

Kaina creates generational music that surpasses borders, a unified expression of her native Chicago, and her Venezuelan and Guatemalan heritage. On It Was A Home, she deepens that storied lyricism through a sound that is gentle, yet full of intent while exploring love, legacy, and ancestry with self-reflection and self-love and how her upbringing allowed her to occupy that emotional space.

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New Release Round-Up 03-18-22

All Them Witches - Live On The Internet

All Them Witches - Live On The Internet - New West Records
All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the band’s touring plans were brought to a halt. This did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available outside of the broadcast. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches - Live On The Internet

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1971

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1971 - Zappa Records
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Mothers Of Invention’s ‘71 line-ups, the complete Fillmore tapes are showcased with every note played over 4 shows, including the John Lennon/Yoko Ono encore, majority of tracks are newly mixed. Additionally, the full concert from the Rainbow Theatre in London where FZ was infamously pushed off the stage is newly mixed by Eddie Kramer. The box also features a bonus hybrid concert from Harrisburg & Scranton, PA 1971 and extensive liner notes & packaging.

Also Available Live at Rainbow Theatre [3LP], Live At Fillmore East, June 1971: 50th Anniversary [3LP]


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Tool - OPIATE² [Limited Edition Blu-ray Hard Cover Book]
Sonic Youth - In/Out/In
Charli XCX - CRASH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grey LP]
Bo Burnham - INSIDE (The Songs) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear 2LP]
Gang Of Youths - Angel In Realtime [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink Cover, White 2LP]
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - The Nashville Sound [RSD Essential Natural w/Black Smoke LP]
Son House - Forever On My Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black And White Fleck LP]
Juice WRLD - Fighting Demons
Broadcast - BBC Maida Vale Sessions
Broadcast - Microtronics - Volumes 1 & 2
M. Ross Perkins - E Pluribus M Ross [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Keith Richards - Main Offender: Remastered
Various Artists - The Women Of Def Jam
Stray Kids - ODDINARY [FRANKENSTEIN ver.]
The Pretty Reckless - Going To Hell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
Sea Girls - Homesick [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Colin Hay - Now And The Evermore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Midlake - For The Sake Of Bethel Woods [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]

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What's New 3-11-22

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Loma Vista

Ghost, one of the most esteemed and celebrated rock bands in the world today, return with their fifth psalm, Impera, fronted by the newly anointed Papa Emeritus IV. A dozen songs take on themes of isolation and demigod worship, as well as colonization of both space and mind. And all with the infectious hooky brand of rock their fans have grown accustomed.

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4AD

Classic Objects is a map of places; past places, like the old empty Melbourne pubs Hval’s band used to play in, public places Hval missed throughout lockdown, imagined, future places, and impossible places where dreams, hallucinations, death and art can take you. It’s also Hval’s version of a pop album, mixed to sound as though it’s played through a stereo in a mysterious room.

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Ipecac

Five Legged Dog — a four album acoustic retrospective/covers tribute, is a testament to Melvins’ unmatched work ethic and their penchant for pushing the envelope, then shredding it to bits. Said Melvins founder, Buzz Osborne, “One acoustic record seems like a joke and two is pretty normal, but doing FOUR?!? That’s like going to war against an army of gorillas on LSD.”

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BMG

“The pandemic and lockdown really brought home the truth that spontaneity can be taken away,” said Adams. “The title song 'So Happy It Hurt' is about freedom, autonomy, spontaneity, and the thrill of the open road. The album of the same name touches on many of the ephemeral things in life that are really the secret to happiness, most importantly, human connection.”

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Domino

A twenty track chronological journey through Franz Ferdinand’s career to date, Hits To The Head effortlessly runs through early singles, including the megahit “Take Me Out” while reminding us of their dancefloor appeal with cult classics “Michael” and “This Fire” standing out as forgotten indie bangers. A perfect reminder of their lasting importance and a celebration of feel-good outsider indie anthems.

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Mascot

Financial troubles and tornados among other things (ahem, pandemic) called for a stop-start recording process. But out of hardship the strong survive, and Rebelator is more than just survival. There is massive power in the playing here, but the down time seems to have added a freshness and a crispness to their sound. More melodies, more hooks, more experimentation. There’s hope in this heavy.

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New Release Round-Up 03-11-22

Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach

Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach - UMe
Rock icons KISS release the next installment of their Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series, KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach, recorded live at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004. Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach finds the legendary band in the midst of their `Rock The Nation' Tour, which is notable for being the first full U.S. tour of the longstanding Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer lineup. The career-spanning 20-song set includes classic KISS tracks such as "Lick It Up," "I Love It Loud," and the worldwide smash and No. 11 1979 U.S. Billboard charting "I Was Made For Lovin' You," as well as perennial KISS fan favorites "Makin' Love," "King Of The Night Time World," and "100,000 Years" that dig deep into the band's astonishing 40+ year back catalog. KISS are globally recognized as one of the greatest live bands of all time and are the creators of what is universally considered the best live album ever, 1975's gold-certified and No. 9 Billboard charting Alive!. The KISS - Off The Soundboard series continues their storied legacy of groundbreaking live albums with a document of the spectacular, larger-than-life extravaganza that is a KISS concert.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Ghost - IMPERA [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orchid LP + The Chronology of Papas set of 5 stickers]
Rex Orange County - WHO CARES?
A Place To Bury Strangers - See Through You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow w. Black Marble LP]
Bryan Adams - So Happy It Hurts
Jeremy Ivey - Invisible Pictures [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Franz Ferdinand - Hits To The Head [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Translucent Red LP]
Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 1 No. 4--From Egypt With Love
Jenny Hval - Classic Objects [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project - Demos
Kishi Bashi - 151a: 10th Anniversary Edition
Melvins - Five Legged Dog
The Georgia Satellites - Lightnin' in a Bottle: The Official Live Album
Drug Church - Hygiene [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone, Blue & Yellow Twist LP]
ADULT. - Becoming Undone [In The Fog LP]
Drunk Uncle - Look Up
The Districts - Great American Painting [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]


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Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn - Indie Exclusive

Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn - Indie Exclusive

Jack White is busy at work (literally) pressing up the indie exclusive variant of his 4/8 release "Fear Of The Dawn".  Pre-order your copy now!

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What's New 3-4-22

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Six Shooter Records

Carter Family meets Addams Family. Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Under a title that recalls the songwriting humour of Roger Miller and Steve Martin’s comedy stylings alike, the EPs offer a surprising and compelling mix of gravity and levity. Foggy Mountain Boys, but make it Beetlejuice.

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Dualtone

On their Dualtone debut Sticking With It, Seattle-based seven-piece The Dip deliver the kind of unbridled soul/R&B that hits on every emotional level, inciting everything from raw catharsis to heavy-hearted reckoning to wildly exuberant joy. The resulting body of work captures the mood of the current moment while offering immediate escape into a more elevated state of mind.

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Fat Possum

Written alongside Ignorance, How Is It… a piece of reflection and quiet, meant to hold stillness in the aftermath. Recorded live, as a performance; an improvisation, with a group of Toronto jazz musicians, it was imagined as a record of ballads; simple, pure, almost naive, but speaking to many of the same realities as Ignorance does. Two albums as two halves of the same coin; the moon and sun, a photograph and a photonegative.

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Blue Note

The jazztronica duo’ full-length debut Motherland Journey is an album years in the making, celebrating pushing boundaries, taking risks, and overcoming adversity. Following their 2021 EP, We Will Rise, this new album is a star-studded affair featuring the duo (producer NK-OK and multi-instrumentalist Mr DM) joined by collaborators including Ghetto Boy, Tiana Major9, KillBeatz and more.

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BMG

Sonically, the album is a return to their earlier work and the kind of raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses. Emotionally intense, both on a personal and elemental level, we find band founder Ben Bridwell more autobiographical than he’s ever been on record detailing the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationship changes and what a person will do to make things right.

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Appalachia Recording Co.

The sole, full length album from Loney Hutchins's most productive era in the 197’s. In '79 the country rock album was too folksy for LA and too electric for Nashville. Featuring a rhythm section from Dolly Parton's live band during her 'Jolene' period, and searing hot country licks, this reissue is restored from the original 2" multitrack tapes, including two never before heard tracks.

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BMG

Legendary guitar player Mike Campbell, while seemingly inseparable from Tom Petty for over four decades, has always shown independence and musical curiosity which has resulted in some remarkable projects. External Combustion assures us that the Dirty Knobs are not side-band lark but, as tragic circumstances dictate, a worthy full-time concern for Campbell and his talents.

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Domino

Harder, faster, shorter and louder than any other Porches record, it’s direct and pointed, charged up and chaotic, and as described by creator Aaron Maine, “the most energetic, off-the-cuff moments, collaged together into the most captivating songs I could make.” It’s a dreamy, primal journey of coping with an incomprehensible time, reveling in the joy and confusion of living through it all.

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MNRK

This is the most unforgivably doomy Crowbar record since their landmark 1998 effort, Odd Fellows Rest. It’s reverently old-school, counterbalanced by a resonant melodicism that’s stunningly mature. Songs like “Chemical Gods,” “Bleeding from Every Hole,” and “It’s Always Worth the Gain” demonstrate what Crowbar does better than any other band: powerful, evocative, and crushingly heavy music.

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Metal Blade

Filthy, belligerent and obnoxious, Midnight make music to start fights to. Since 2003, one-man-band Athenar has been churning out an ungodly racket, dropping countless demos, splits and EPs - and in 2022 he returns, delivering a catchy mixture of black metal, speed metal, and dirty punk rock. "I always want it to be loud and nasty," he asserts. "That kinda thing never gets old with me.”

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Nuclear Blast

Sabaton’s tenth full-length was crafted as a concept album that dives deep into previously unexplored atrocities, miracles and events tied to the early 20th century's World War I. The stories and history told here are not only engaging, and well-told musically and vocally, but are important to remember. A worthwhile addition to any metal (or history) fan's library.

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Closed Casket Activities

"You're born into the world as a blank canvas. As you meet people and experience things, you're getting stained and torn up. " That's the concept here. Featuring guest appearances from Geoff Rickly, Jeff Smith and Bones, This World Is Going To Ruin You is a fully realized version of Vein.FM’s darker and more disgusting inception of metallic hardcore.

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New Release Round-Up 03-04-22

OUT THIS WEEK


Band Of Horses - Things are Great [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Rust LP]
Dolly Parton - Run, Rose, Run
Real Friends - Torn In Two [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Electric Blue/Half Doublemint with Heavy White and Baby Pink Splatter LP]
Porches - All Day Gentle Hold [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Various Artists - Motown: A Symphony Of Soul With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra [LP]
Ceramic Animal - Sweet Unknown
Karate - The Bed Is In The Ocean [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Cécile McLorin Salvant - Ghost Song
Nilüfer Yanya - PAINLESS [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cloudy Blue LP]
Loney Hutchins - Appalachia
Stereophonics - Oochya!
Lovage - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Turquoise 2LP]
Stromae - Multitude [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn: Mono Version
The Weather Station - How Is It That I Should Look At The Stars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
The Dead South - Easy Listening For Jerks, Pt. 1 EP
The Dead South - Easy Listening For Jerks, Pt. 2 EP
Various Artists - Essential Sun Records: The Ultimate Collection
Kiefer Sutherland - Bloor Street [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Sabaton - The War to End All Wars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pacific Blue LP]
Marillion - An Hour Before It's Dark
Midnight - Let There Be Witchery
Crowbar - Zero And Below [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue Grey & White [LP]



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Now Hear This! - March 2022

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